The Role Of A Black Box In An Aircraft
As you may have heard the news of the crash of a Mirage 2000 last week. Unfortunately in which two young officers of Indian Air Force lost their lives. As you now have the idea of the reasons of crash of an aircraft now. Some officials and the families of the martyrs are criticising the HAL(Hindustan Aeronautics Limited) for the quality of the aircraft. For now, Indian air force and HAL are jointly investigating the reasons for the crash.
For knowing the same, the black box is kept in the aircraft. Although India has also the capability of reading the black box but in this case the govt has sent it to France because it was badly burnt. So let us today know about the black box.
A black box, also known as a flight recorder is an electronic recording device placed in an aircraft. This is for the purpose of facilitating the investigation of aviation accidents and incidents.
It has two parts:
- Flight data recorder (FDR)
- Cockpit Voice recorder (CVR)
- Usually the tail of an aircraft contains them, where they are more likely to survive a crash and are compulsory for any flight or jet.
- FDRs record things like airspeed, altitude, vertical acceleration and fuel flow.
- CVRs track the crew’s interactions with each other and air traffic control, but also background noise that can give vital clues to investigators.
- As the name suggests, you must be thinking of some black device. But this is usually orange in colour so that one can find it easily after the crash.
So this device is very important for the investigation of the crashes but let’s just hope that the condition of the aircrafts of IAF improves as soon as possible. By the fast induction of new aircrafts also.